As my old shoes are wearing out I wanted to get suggestions, having been a short time lurker it seems that I would get good quality shoes from Allen Edmunds. I would be upgrading from my current Kenneth Cole and Steve Maddens. I typically like having a pair of black and brown leather shoes, I would use the black shoes for work when I wear gray pants and the brown shoes when I wear brown pants or jeans. I would like the black ones to also work with a suit. From reading here it seem leather soles would be of better quality so I was thinking of these two For black Sagamore - Store can get them for $150 as they are discontinued http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF7014C_1_40000000001_-1 For brown Randolp - would need to wait for sale, as they are $325 http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4809_1_40000000001_-1 I like the look of Firenze, but it has a rubber sole, similar looking Ferragamo's are also beyond my budget. http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF49980_1_40000000001_-1 Also not sure what I'd be wearing with the snow outside if I get leather soled shoes.